Get Hungry: Red Quinoa & Broccoli Salad With Almond Honey Vinaigrette

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This recipe was originally posted by Kimberly Morales on Poor Girl Eats Well.

Red quinoa and broccoli salad works well as an entree or side, by itself or over some fresh greens—and it packs a nutritional punch no matter how you serve it.

Crunchy broccoli florets are tossed together with stir-fried tofu, crisp red onions and red quinoa, then drizzled with a generous amount of almond butter and honey vinaigrette. Packed with protein and fiber, rich in nutrients, and heavy on flavor and textures, this salad is great for a palate with a penchant for health.

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Photo: Kimberly Morales

Not only is this dish tasty, it's also ridiculously simple to make. The longest you'll spend working with any one ingredient is the 1/2 hour or so it takes to cook the quinoa.

And, at less than $5 for the entire bowl (which easily serves 3), it's a nod to the food industry that yes, healthy can be affordable.

The end result?  Vitamin-rich veggies set against a slightly nutty, deep-red bed of what the Incas called "the mother of all grains."

Total cost: $1.65 per serving.

Find the full recipe and instructions here, at Poor Girl Eats Well.


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